Standard Poodle

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Standard Poodle overview

The Standard Poodle originated in Germany as a herd-guarding and water retrieving dog. Calm, dependable, reliable and responsive, they are easily obedience trained and make good companions, guard dogs and retrievers. The Standard Poodle has retained a lot of its working instincts.

Standard Poodles are good with children, like both hot and cold climates, and despite their size are suitable to the urban environment. The woolly, springy, curly and resilient coat requires both regular grooming and frequent trimming. They do not shed which makes them ideal for people with allergies.

The Standard Poodle is the largest size in the Poodle breed followed by the Miniature Poodle and the Toy Poodle.

Standard Poodle foreign names

Poedel (Dutch), Caniche (French), Grosse Pudel (German), Barbone nano (Italian)



Breed Group

Utility Group

Biological data

Male: 45-70 lbs.
Female: 45-70 lbs.
Male: Over 38 cm.
15 inches (minimum).
Female: Over 38 cm.
15 inches (minimum).
Colours, markings and patterns
All solid colours.
White and creams have black nose, lips, and eyerims, black toe nails desirable.
Browns to have dark amber eyes, dark liver nose, lips, eyerims and toenails.
Apricots to have dark eyes with black points or deep amber eyes with liver points.
Blacks, silvers and blues to have black eyes, lips, eyerims and toenails. Creams, apricots, browns, silvers and blues may show varying shades of the same color up to 18 months.
Clear colours preferred.

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Standard Poodle – Breed standard

The below links are external

Standard Poodle references and further reading

Standard Poodles USA
Poodle Club of America

The Standard Poodle Club
UK Poodles
Poodles in need

Please get in touch

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Standard Poodle colours

Below are some examples of the various colours of Standard Poodles, colour names sometimes differ from country to country, 
Colours can vary according to lighting, whether it was taken indoors or outdoors and even the quality of the dog. 
So sadly not an exact science.

Red Standard Poodles

AP-1J99AE - Red Standard Poodles
Photo © Animal Photography, Robin Burkett

White Standard Poodles

AP-0LOCWR - White Standard Poodle
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson

Brown Standard Poodles

AP-J7423R- Brown Standard Poodle
Photo © Animal Photography, Stephen Taylor

Black Standard Poodles

AP-0INGNA - Black Standard Poodles
Photo © Animal Photography, Ron Willbie

Standard Poodle
picture ideas

Featured image

AP-0GBMWV - Standard Poodle
Photo © Animal Photography, Barbara O'Brien

Standard Poodles outdoors

AP-Y6PJ7O - undocked Standard Poodle running into water
Photo © Animal Photography, Stephen Taylor

Standard Poodles indoors

AP-0KJJDC - happy Standard Poodle portrait
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson